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Events Calendar


SAC Cinema presents Mr. Holmes (2015) - Thursday, October 8 in Valders 206. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Free popcorn while supplies last. Set in 1947, a long-retired Holmes is living in a Sussex, with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 30-year old case. Holmes only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Students needed to work Homecoming Registration in the Union on Homecoming Weekend, October 16-17. Please stop by Loyalty Hall (1st floor), and sign up for as many hours as you would like. This is a paid position with limited spots available, so please stop by soon!

The Book Shop will be honoring Luther students on National Student Day, Thursday, October 8, for their volunteer efforts and work in making the world a better place. Join us that day and “Dare to Take the Challenge.” Try your luck at testing jelly belly flavors and receive an extra 10% off already low priced clearance items.

National Student Day Contest - Luther students: bring your cameras and take a selfie in the Book Shop. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GIVEME5NS anytime between now and October 22 and you may be eligible to win a $500 gift card from Luther Book Shop. Go to for more information. Winners will be announced October 26.

Kicking off Homecoming week, SAC Homecoming will host Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 in Marty's. Open Mic Night gives talented students the opportunity to showcase their abilities for their peers.

Luther alumni Andrew Stenson and Emily Fons will be presenting career talks at Luther in October. Stenson, class of 2008, will speak at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, October 8, and Fons, class of 2006, will speak at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, October 15. Both career talks will be held in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Serving as artist-in-residence for the 2016 Oneota Film Festival, Jonathan Rattner will present a guest lecture and film screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, in the Valders Hall of Science, Room 206.

Sarah Brandt was the winner of the "Singing with the Broadway Stars" competition, part of the Center Stage Series performance of "Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway.'" The competition, sponsored and judged by the cast of the show, invited Luther College students and local residents to audition to sing with the cast during the September 18 show in the Center for Faith and Life.

FALL CAREER FAIR! DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Tuesday, October 6, Dahl Centennial Union, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. OVER 40 organizations will be attending to visit with students about their internships and full-time career opportunities. Dress professionally. Bring resumes if you have them. Great opportunities for all majors!



3-week Summer Study Abroad Applications Available! Study Daoism and Maoism in China, Soccer and Media in Europe, Peace & Reconciliation in Norway and the Balkans, and Cold Wars in Europe! Earn Paideia 450, communication studies, physical education, foreign culture or Scandinavian studies credits. Click here to apply to one of four NEW SUMMER 2016 Off-Campus Courses. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Finanger, 387-1101.

The Book Shop will begin textbook returns to wholesalers and publishers the first week in October. If you have not purchased all of your course materials for this term, please be sure to do this soon. Thank you.

Performing with guest artists John Hines and Dmitri Vorobiev from the University of Northern Iowa, Jacob Lassetter, Karen Kanakis and Jessica Paul will perform a recital at 4:00 p.m.Saturday, October 3, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Luther College's music department will host the Iowa Connection Trio in a guest recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The Iowa Connection Trio consists of Xiao Hu, Luther College associate professor of music, piano, and Amanda McCandless, clarinet, and Yu-Ting Tina Su, horn, both from the University of Northern Iowa.

The Luther College Piano Quartet will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The program includes late 19th and early 20th century piano quartets from Spain, the Czech Republic and France by composers Joaquin Turina, Josef Suk, and Gabriel Fauré.

"Music in the Shape of a Pear" features a diverse collection of new music at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music Recital Hall. The recital features two world premieres by Decorah native Philip Wharton and Luther alumnus Steve Smith, along with works by Gary Schocker, Greg Patillo, Luiz Bonfá, Robert Dick, Jennifer Higdon, and Oistein Sommerfeldt.

Thanks to a generous leadership gift from Kent '57 and Mitzi Evenstad of Monona, Wisconsin, Luther has purchased an indoor LED video display board and statistic panels with electronic captions to enhance the existing scoreboard in the Regents Center gymnasium. The Norse Athletic Association provided additional funding support. The video display and statistic boards were installed in early September, and will be phased into use over the next year. 

The Center for Sustainable Communities is excited to host the first Bike to the Farm Potluck dinner on Saturday, October 3rd. Students, faculty, and staff and their families are invited to join in for an evening of food, fellowship, and learning about Luther's sustainable food systems and initiatives. Please RSVP by filling out this Google form no later than Friday, October 2nd.

Sustainability has placed compost bins in Miller, Dieseth, Brandt, and Valders.